December has officially graced us with its presence, which can only mean that the year’s most festive and delicious season is coming up fast! That’s right, t’is the season to dig out those baggy sweaters and stretchy pants because if you’re anything like us, you’re going to be doing a whole lot of good eating this holiday season!

We thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peak of some the new and tantalizing, mouth-watering, and delightfully delicious dishes that some of Toronto’s top caterers will be serving up in the coming weeks. We laid this out much as you would any spectacular meal: beginning with the appetizers, followed by the mains, then dessert! You’re welcome!


Chickpea Falafel Appetizer

This holiday season, we'll be serving up our Chickpea Falafel appetizers with black tahini, garlic sauce, pickled vegetables, mint, parsley and lemon zest. These delicious single biters are full of flavour - not to mention gluten free, dairy free AND vegan!

Adrian NimanFounder/Executive Chef
Food Dudes

Yorkshire Pudding Sliders

One of our irresistible favourites: this delicious Yorkshire Pudding Slider. Serving these has become a beloved holiday tradition for many of our clients. Scratch-made fluffy puddings are filled with beef tenderloin and aged white cheddar, then given a little yuletide zip with our tangy horseradish aioli. These delicious, English-inspired treats are the ideal holiday appetizer!

Fia PagnelloCEO
Kiss the Cook Catering

Bacon Wrapped Poppers

Our Bacon wrapped Pepper Popper stuffed with smokey Cream Cheese is one of our hottest items yet and have quickly become a popular menu item! We anticipate serving up lots of these over the holiday season.

Roger SearleExecutive Chef/Owner
Hawley Crescent

Steak and Blue Cheese Marshmallow Crostini

Holiday Dishes

Our unique crispy crostini topped with tender steak and torched blue cheese infused marshmallow is the delectable small bite you’ve been looking for to begin your holiday festivities!

Jay SuppiahExecutive Chef
Presidential Gourmet

Wheatberry Risotto

Holiday Dishes

This twist on a classic dish draws inspiration from Ontario’s seasonal produce. We've composed a Wheatberry Risotto paired with compressed beets, airy parmesan espuma and freshly shaved black truffle. It is the perfect winter dish to elevate any holiday party or sit-down dinner.

Brady MacDowellExecutive Chef
Encore Catering

Ontario Lamb Loin

with King Oyster Mushrooms, Shallots and Olives

Holiday Dishes

Since it's so falvourful, lamb is a great alternative to turkey or beef - which are quite traditional around the holidays. This is why we'll be serving up this dish of Ontario Lamb Loin! You can even add a simple marinade of garlic, chopped mint, olive oil, and red pepper flakes if you'd like!

Christoper MatthewsExecutive Chef
Eatertainment

Squid Ink Spaghetti Twirl

We’ve prepared an unconventional dish for the winter holiday featuring shaved black truffles, fresh Parmigiano Reggiano, and Squid Ink. This plate of spaghetti is decadent, dramatic and delicious - the perfect dish to add uniqueness to your holiday gathering!

Karen O'ConnorExecutive Chef
Daniel et Daniel

Black Forest

Holiday DishesPhoto Courtesy of AJ Fernando

This dessert is a contemporary and delicious twist on a tried and true classic. Drawing inspiration from nature, the mossy colour and the crumbled chocolate cake resembles a forest floor. Beneath a cocoa butter and chocolate velvet finish are layers of Earl Grey chocolate cake, Morello cherry preserve and kirsh Chantilly cream. The Earl Grey tea adds that 'extra dessert umami' for your upcoming holiday party!

Manal BashirPastry Chef
Victor Dries

Nutella Chocolate Mousse

Holiday Dishes

The holiday season is always fun for us to experiment with different recipes and techniques. Inspired by the classic holiday Ferrero Rocher chocolate, we created our very own Chocolate-Hazelnut Verrine. A combination of Chocolate Mousse, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Honeycomb, and Toasted Hazelnuts, we add the final touch of a gold leaf to complete the perfect dessert for any holiday event.

Toben KochmanExecutive Chef
Toben Food By Design

Traditional Christmas Pudding

We know that there is no complete meal without dessert, and Christmas is the perfect time of year to indulge. Our Traditional Christmas Pudding is the perfect way to make holidays feel a bit more nostalgic and offer a taste of home. This dessert is the perfect ending to a very traditional Christmas celebration.

RENÉ KRAMERExecutive Chef
en Ville Event Design and Catering

Natalie and Jason’s Elegant Wedding at Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre


Natalie was completely swept off her feet when Jason proposed – and for good reason! While visiting his family in New York City, Jason took Natalie on a rowboat in Central Park. He rowed the boat out into the middle of the pond and let it come to a standstill. He took her hands into his, got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. A year and a half later, they threw the biggest party of their lives! With the help of Weddings by Beatrice Chau, the couple planned an elegant wedding with a cream and lavender palette at Paradise Banquet & Convention CentreRhythm Photography captures every special moment.

Natalie and Jason had a romantic photo shoot in the sunshine. The train of Natalie’s dress looked lovely in the gardens.

The ceremony was held in a hall with crème brûlée coloured walls and majestic gold motifs. The whole day was beautiful and ran smoothly except for one small hiccup: a few minutes prior to the ceremony, Jason and Natalie realized they had forgotten their rings! With no time to spare, the couple borrowed a ring from one of the bridesmaids and one from their pastor. The ceremony went smoothly, and no one noticed the rings were borrowed. Luckily, Jason and Natalie are such an easy going couple and were able to laugh about this blunder (and agree that they will continue to laugh about this for years)!

Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre

Keeping with the colour scheme, the reception hall shone with a purple glow. The tables wore white linens and silver table runners, and they were topped with cream and lavender centerpieces provided by Parkette Floral Design. While making their grand entrance into the reception hall, the couple came in singing “Love is an Open Door” together. DJ Good Vibrations displayed the lyrics on a screen and guests joined in as well! Everyone had an amazing time celebrating Natalie and Jason’s special day!

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SDE Weddings shares their sweet wedding highlight.

Frances and John Paul’s Contemporary Rustic Berkeley Church Wedding


Since the day they met, Frances and John Paul already had a lot in common: they shared many of the same hobbies, they had a similar sense of humour and they even shared the same last name “Kim”! Talk about meant to be! It wasn’t long before John Paul popped the question, giving the last name an “official” reason to be the same. The sweet couple wanted their wedding to feel warm, alive and inviting. Dukes & Daisies Weddings & Events helped them plan a contemporary wedding at the Berkeley Church & Field House with a rustic theme, infused with lots of greenery. Olive Photography captured the special day.

Rings custom made by Sin Kim Jewellry 

The couple had a wonderful photo shoot all around the city: in the Distillery District, next to green ivy, amongst tall grasses, and even in front of Kim’s Convenience!

Frances and John Paul started the evening sharing drinks and appetizers with guests on the mezzanine of their venue. Strings of small bulbs hung from the balcony, lighting the tables and the beautiful reception below. The ballroom was lined with rows of long chestnut tables set with gold jars lit up by tea lights, and creamy, white centerpiece garlands designed by Bloom Plus. Next, the couple and guests took their seats as dinner was served on fine, white, gold and blue plates provided by Plate Occasions. After a series of delicious dishes, and a few short speeches, guests mingled while snacking on decadent little desserts. Everyone was happy to celebrate the special day with newly married Kims!

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Salt + Sea Films captures the couple’s sweet day on film.

 

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